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Unformatted text preview: accustomed to the reality that we created throughout history, if this is our existence? If I agree with my last statement, I think that I would completely be in agreement with Baudrillards argument of the simulara infecting our entire existence. He argues the phases of the simulacra, This would be the successive phases of the image:-It is the reflection of a basic reality-it masks and perverts a basic reality-it masks the absense of a basic reality-it bears no relation to any reality whatever: it is its own pure simulacrum(p.1736). I am not saying that I do not agree that we inhabit a world of complete distraction with images and symbols that control our lives, but I think that the great critisism of this work is what the real that he speaks of actually is and if it even exists? I am answering a question with a question. I am really sorry but it is just fuel for the fire I guess....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Winokur during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.
- Spring '07
- Literary Theory